Carmel Fire Department – Weekly Summary

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September 26, 2014


 Firefighter Fridays in October at the Monterey Library – On Fridays during the month of October from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., Firefighter’s from the Monterey Fire Department will volunteer to read fire related books and favorites to children.  There will also be a discussion and question and answer session afterward.  This will be in recognition of National Fire Prevention Month.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen Brown at the Monterey Library at 646-3744.

National Fire Prevention Month – The Month of October is National Fire Prevention Month sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Fire Prevention Month has roots that date back to The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left more than 100,000 homeless.

A home is often referred to as a safe haven.  This month, make sure your ho …

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Upcoming Sunset Center Events

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Days and Nights Festival COMMUNITY DAY EVENTS — FREE

Saturday, September 27th, Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel By The Sea


2 p.m.
H20MXFree Film Screening and discussion with filmmakers Alejandra Liceaga and Jose Cohen: A beautiful and widely-praised depiction of water issues across the border, H20MX was described in Variety Magazine as, “ A rallying cry for government and collective action, “H2Omx” is a good-looking, well-researched and smartly assembled documentary that makes a persuasive case that the time is nigh to remedy the status of water management in the Valley of Mexico. Raising awareness a la “An Inconvenient Truth,” the crusading pic employs dramatic aerial photography, easily assimilated statistics presented v …

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9/11 Memorial and Remembrance

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9-11 Memorial


A reflection of the 9/11 memorial at Devendorf Park on September 11, 2014. …

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Carmel Chamber of Commerce Presents the Taste of Carmel Royal Bash!

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Taste of Carmel

The Carmel Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Taste of Carmel Royal Bash event at the Carmel Mission on October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Sample local cuisine from top area restaurants while you sip Monterey County wines, all showcased in the historic Carmel Mission Courtyard. Dance to a crowd-favorite, The Money Band, and then take a break from the festivities to bid on silent auction items ranging from restaurant specials to boutique goods.

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Join the Central Coast Clean Up Effort!

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Carmel Beach

Saturday, September 20, 2014 9 am to Noon

The 30th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, is the country’s largest premier marine environment volunteer event. Last year, thanks to the 80,000-plus volunteers throughout the state, more than a million pounds of trash and recyclables were collected from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. Guinness Book of World Records called Coastal Cleanup Day “the largest garbage collection”!

Bring your friends and family to Coastal Cleanup Day at Carmel Beach and show your support for our shared natural resources. Make a difference in your community—it’s fun and it’s educational too.

No need to pre-register. Just sh …

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Upcoming Chats with Carmel Public Services Director

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Please join Public Services Director, Sharon Friedrichsen, at one of the upcoming Carmel Chat sessions.

Monday, Sept 15
Carmel City Chat/Sunset with Carmel Public Services Director
6:00-7:00 PM
Meet at Garden Club Benches at Dunes at Del Mar and Ocean

Wednesday, Sept 17
Carmel City Chat with Carmel Public Services Director
4:00- 5:00 PM
First Murphy Park

Tuesday, Sept 23
Carmel City Chat with Carmel Public Services Director
12:00-1:00 PM
Piccadilly Park …

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Gas Line Break Forces Evacuation in Carmel

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Natural Gas Line Break Causes Evacuation on Camino Real Between 11th and 12th; No Injuries Reported

A break in a natural gas line caused by an engineering firm in a Carmel-by-the-Sea residential area late Friday morning created  a gas cloud and necessitated the precautionary evacuation of a two-block area for about 90 minutes before PG&E personnel repaired the line.

No injuries were reported and there was no property damage.

The break occurred shortly before 12 noon on Camino Real between 11th and 12th avenues when workers for the engineering company accidentally snagged a gas line while they were digging a trench to put in a conduit for a home there, said Carmel Police Commander Paul Tomasi.

The gas cloud was about 20 feet high and hovered in front of several properties for a distance of about 20 feet before winds dissipated it.

Homes and other properties on both sides of Camino Real between 11th and 12th avenues and on the next block east, Casanov …

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Carmel Pet Recommendations

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Let’s say I have a dog-aggressive dog.  You have a dog-friendly dog.  We are walking toward each other.  I tell you my dog is not friendly.  You say, “Oh, that’s okay, my dog is friendly!”  You continue to approach.  You have been warned.  My dog then attacks your dog.  PLEASE remember, just because you have a well-socialized, happy, dog-friendly dog, not everyone is in the same boat.  The solution:  Let’s listen to each other and take heed in what is said!  That way, you can keep your dog away from mine, and there will be no injury to human or dog.

We are blessed to have several local organizations from whom we adopt dogs and cats:  The Monterey SPCA, Salinas Animal Shelter, Peace of Mind Dog Rescue, and Animal Friends Rescue Project, as well as specific breed rescue organizations.  This means many of our dogs are new to their people, are new to the neighborhood, and have not yet learned our dog-friendly Carmel ways.  Please be appreciative of these sometime …

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Carmel ASBS Update

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What is Hidden Under the Sand?

Scenic and 8thThis picture is taken at Scenic and Eighth. What people might not realize is that under the sand is a continuous defection system (CDS) unit. The CDS unit is located below the storm drain and will help capture sediment, trash, oil and other dry weather runoff before it enters the ocean. Please see the pictures from the installation of the unit. This project, known as the ASBS Dry Weather Diversion Project, was largely funded by a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board.

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, all water and other substances in the storm drai …

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Ira Glass Live at the Days and Nights Festival

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Ira Glass Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio HostIra Glass Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Presented by Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that – as Ira puts it- “have no business being together – dance and radio.” The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories.

The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance parties, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. As the title indicates, the show is in three acts. Act one is about the job of bein …

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